Aviation Maintenance

College of Rural and Community Development
Community and Technical College
907-455-2809
www.ctc.uaf.edu/programs/amt/

Certificate; A.A.S. Degree

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Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 31 - 49 credits; for Degree: 64 credits

Aviation maintenance offers an A.A.S. degree and certificates in three areas: airframe, powerplant, or airframe and powerplant.

Students who receive a certificate in airframe and powerplant may elect to complete the A.A.S. degree in aviation maintenance to enhance their employability.

Students in the airframe and powerplant certificate program may complete requirements for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mechanic's certificate with both airframe and powerplant ratings in as little as one year. The aviation maintenance program covers many subject areas, but it places special emphasis on those skills most sought after in the Alaska job market. Through classroom and hands-on laboratory instruction, this intensive curriculum prepares students for entry into the aviation field. Graduates who pass the FAA examinations for the airframe and powerplant ratings are qualified for entry-level positions in the maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of aircraft.

Students interested in qualifying for an FAA airframe mechanic's certificate may choose to earn only the airframe certificate, and those who wish to qualify for an FAA powerplant mechanic's certificate may choose to earn only the powerplant certificate.

Admission to the airframe and powerplant programs is at the discretion of the program faculty and requires an interview with the faculty advisor. The program normally starts around the first of September of each year. Applicants may start at other times if they meet experience and educational qualifications that meet departmental approval.

Airframe and Powerplant -- Certificate Program

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the certificate requirements. (As part of the certificate requirements, the communication, computation and human relations content is embedded in the major required courses for this program.)
  3. Complete the following general requirements:
    AFPM F145--Basic Mathematics--1 credit
    AFPM F146--Basic Electricity--2 credits
    AFPM F147--Physics for Mechanics--0.5 credit
    AFPM F148--Aircraft Drawing--1 credit
    AFPM F149--Fluid Lines and Fitting--0.5 credit
    AFPM F150--Materials and Processes--2 credits
    AFPM F151--Cleaning and Corrosion Control--1 credit
    AFPM F152--Federal Aviation Regulations--1 credit
    AFPM F153--Weight and Balance--1 credit
    AFPM F154--Ground Operations and Servicing--0.5 credit
  4. Complete the following airframe structures requirements:
    AFPM F261--Non Metallic Structures--1 credit
    AFPM F262--Aircraft Coverings--1 credit
    AFPM F263--Aircraft Finishes--0.5 credit
    AFPM F264--Sheet Metal Structures--3 credits
    AFPM F265--Aircraft Welding--1.5 credits
    AFPM F266--Assembly and Rigging--1.5 credits
    AFPM F267--Airframe Inspections--0.5 credit
    AFPM F270--Airframe Testing--0.5 credit
  5. Complete the following airframe systems and components requirements:
    AFPM F230--Aircraft Electrical Systems--2.5 credits
    AFPM F253--Transport Category Aircraft--1 credit
    AFPM F254--Ice and Rain Control Systems--0.5 credit
    AFPM F256--Communications and Navigation Systems--0.5 credit
    AFPM F258--Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems--1 credit
    AFPM F259--Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems--1.5 credits
    AFPM F260--Aircraft Landing Gear Systems--1.5 credits
  6. Complete the following powerplant theory and maintenance requirements:
    AFPM F235--Aircraft Reciprocating Engines--4.5 credits
    AFPM F240--Turbine Engines--2 credits
    AFPM F271--Powerplant Inspections--0.5 credit
    AFPM F272--Powerplant Testing--0.5 credit
  7. Complete the following powerplant systems and components requirements:
    AFPM F231--Powerplant Electrical Systems--1.5 credits
    AFPM F244--Lubrication Systems--1.5 credits
    AFPM F245--Ignition Systems--2 credits
    AFPM F246--Fuel Metering Systems--2 credits
    AFPM F248--Induction Systems--0.5 credit
    AFPM F249--Powerplant Cooling Systems--0.5 credit
    AFPM F250--Powerplant Exhaust Systems--0.5 credit
    AFPM F252--Propellers--2 credits
  8. Complete the following combined systems and components requirements:
    AFPM F251--Fuel Systems--1.5 credits
    AFPM F255--Fire Protection Systems--0.5 credit
    AFPM F257--Instrument Systems--0.5 credit
  9. Minimum credits required--49 credits

Airframe -- Certificate Program

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the certificate requirements. (As part of the certificate requirements, the communication, computation and human relations content is embedded in the major required courses for this program.)
  3. Complete the following general requirements:
    AFPM F145--Basic Mathematics--1 credit
    AFPM F146--Basic Electricity--2 credits
    AFPM F147--Physics for Mechanics--0.5 credit
    AFPM F148--Aircraft Drawing--1 credit
    AFPM F149--Fluid Lines and Fitting--0.5 credit
    AFPM F150--Materials and Processes--2 credits
    AFPM F151--Cleaning and Corrosion Control--1 credit
    AFPM F152--Federal Aviation Regulations--1 credit
    AFPM F153--Weight and Balance--1 credit
    AFPM F154--Ground Operations and Servicing--0.5 credit
  4. Complete the following airframe structures requirements:
    AFPM F261--Non-Metallic Structures--1 credit
    AFPM F262--Aircraft Coverings--1 credit
    AFPM F263--Aircraft Finishes--0.5 credit
    AFPM F264--Sheet Metal Structures--3 credits
    AFPM F265--Aircraft Welding--1.5 credits
    AFPM F266--Assembly and Rigging--1.5 credits
    AFPM F267--Airframe Inspections--0.5 credit
    AFPM F270--Airframe Testing--0.5 credit
  5. Complete the following airframe systems and components requirements:
    AFPM F230--Aircraft Electrical Systems--2.5 credits
    AFPM F253--Transport Category Aircraft--1 credit
    AFPM F254--Ice and Rain Control Systems--0.5 credit
    AFPM F256--Communications and Navigation Systems--0.5 credit
    AFPM F258--Cabin Atmosphere Control Systems--1 credit
    AFPM F259--Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems--1.5 credits
    AFPM F260--Aircraft Landing Gear Systems--1.5 credits
  6. Complete the following combined systems and components requirements:
    AFPM F251--Fuel Systems--1.5 credits
    AFPM F255--Fire Protection Systems--0.5 credit
    AFPM F257--Instrument Systems--0.5 credit
  7. Minimum credits required--31 credits

Powerplant -- Certificate Program

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the certificate requirements. (As part of the certificate requirements, the communication, computation and human relations content is embedded in the major required courses for this program.)
  3. Complete the following general requirements:
    AFPM F145--Basic Mathematics--1 credit
    AFPM F146--Basic Electricity--2 credits
    AFPM F147--Physics for Mechanics--0.5 credit
    AFPM F148--Aircraft Drawing--1 credit
    AFPM F149--Fluid Lines and Fitting--0.5 credit
    AFPM F150--Materials and Processes--2 credits
    AFPM F151--Cleaning and Corrosion Control--1 credit
    AFPM F152--Federal Aviation Regulations--1 credit
    AFPM F153--Weight and Balance--1 credit
    AFPM F154--Ground Operations and Servicing--0.5 credit
  4. Complete the following powerplant theory and maintenance requirements:
    AFPM F235--Aircraft Reciprocating Engines--4.5 credits
    AFPM F240--Turbine Engines--2 credits
    AFPM F271--Powerplant Inspections--0.5 credit
    AFPM F272--Powerplant Testing--0.5 credit
  5. Complete the following powerplant and systems components requirements:
    AFPM F231--Powerplant Electrical Systems--1.5 credits
    AFPM F244--Lubrication Systems--1.5 credits
    AFPM F245--Ignition Systems--2 credits
    AFPM F246--Fuel Metering Systems--2 credits
    AFPM F248--Induction Systems--0.5 credit
    AFPM F249--Powerplant Cooling Systems--0.5 credit
    AFPM F250--Powerplant Exhaust Systems--0.5 credit
    AFPM F252--Propellers--2 credits
  6. Complete the following combined systems and components requirements:
    AFPM F251--Fuel Systems--1.5 credits
    AFPM F255--Fire Protection Systems--0.5 credit
    AFPM F257--Instrument Systems--0.5 credit
  7. Minimum credits required--31 credits

Note: This is a one-year program, usually starting at the beginning of September. Entry at other times is allowed only with departmental approval. A personal background check and drug test will be required prior to acceptance into the airframe and powerplant, airframe or powerplant certificate programs.

Aviation Maintenance -- A.A.S. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the requirements for the airframe and powerplant certificate--49 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--64 credits

* Students must earn a C grade (2.0) or better in each course.


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